The Sundowners (1960)
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Director Fred Zinnemann was riding a crest in the '50s with movies like High Noon, From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma, and his success continues in this western-style drama set in Australia in the 1920s. Ida Carmody (Deborah Kerr) is married to Paddy (Robert Mitchum), a sheep drover whose nomadic existence makes him blissfully content. Neither Ida nor their son Sean share his love for roaming, in fact, Ida convinces her husband to take on a job as a sheep-shearer so they can finally have enough to
Dec 8, 1960 Wide
Jan 23, 2007
Warner Home Video
Michael Anderson Jr.
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Zinnemann's customary care for detail pays occasional dividends, but the film goes on rather too long.
What is nice about these people and valid about this film, is that they have an abundance of freshness, openness and vitality.
...the film's lack of plot never becomes as pronounced as one might've feared...
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